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Release Date: 02/22/12
Contacts: Vanessa Delgado 303-239-3681    
  Steven Hall 303-239-3672    

BLM to Hold Joint Resource Advisory Council Meeting March 6-8 in Montrose

DENVER -- The Bureau of Land Management Colorado’s Northwest, Southwest and Front Range Resource Advisory Councils have scheduled a joint meeting for March 6-8 at the Holiday Inn Express, 1391 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, Colo.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on March 6 and will conclude at noon on March. 8. A public comment period is scheduled for March 6 at 3:50 p.m. In addition, the Northwest, Southwest and Front Range RACs will each hold separate meetings from 3:30 p.m. March 7 – noon March 8, at the Holiday Inn Express. All of the meetings are open to the public.

Topics of discussion during the meetings will include recreation, land use planning, air quality, fracking, BLM’s national Sage Grouse planning strategy, National Landscape Conservation System strategy, vegetation management, camping rules and other issues.

The RACs advise BLM on a variety of public land issues in Colorado.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 02-22-2012